Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

The latest update for Visual Studio 2013 contains feature additions and bug fixes as well as including tools for Windows Phone 8.1 development. The following features are included: • One ASP.NET Project Templates• Support SSL when launching Web Applications on IIS Express• Visual Studio Web Editor Enhancements• Browser Link• Windows Azure Web Sites Support in Visual Studio• Create remote Azure resources when…


Holy //BUILD Batman!

I thought the previous //BUILD conferences (2012 | 2011) had a lot of content but this year definitely surpassed it. Although I couldn’t do the whole conference justice in a single blog post, here are a few key highlights: Windows 8.1 Preview Windows 8.1 Preview is the next step forward for a truly modern computing experience with…


WebMatrix 3 Released

For those that aren’t aware, WebMatrix (available for download here) is a free, lightweight web development tool that was first introduced in 2010 which provides a great, focused web development experience for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js. New Features Summary Windows Azure Integration When you create local projects, you’ll be able to instantly get a companion website in…

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Build 2013 Developer Conference

I can’t believe almost 6 months has passed since the last Build conference. This year the event will be held between June 26–28 in San Francisco where Microsoft will share what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and more. Visit the Build site to get yourself registered on April 2 for three days of…


ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update

If may be difficult to track what’s being released when but the recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update is one you should definitely take note of. This update makes no changes to the existing ASP.NET runtime, is fully compatible with existing projects and development environment and will also be included with the upcoming Visual Studio…


Windows Azure Community Event

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…


ASP.NET Web API

For those that aren’t familiar with ASP.NET Web API it represents the joint efforts of the WCF and ASP.NET teams to create an integrated web API framework. You can get the bits and find articles, tutorials, samples and videos on the new ASP.NET Web API home page. There’s also a Web API forum on the…


ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap Announced

The ASP.NET MVC team recently announced their roadmap for v4. The roadmap contains a lot of topics but the general themes for the next release include: Development and deployment: We want to smooth out the development and deployment workflow to be easier, better, and faster. Capitalize on the platform: The Razor view engine and some…

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